For Immediate Release: October 6, 2020


Contact for Reshoring Award:
Harry Moser, The Reshoring Initiative



Two Companies Win
2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award



McLean, Va. (October 6, 2020) – Die-Tech & Engineering and Trenton Forging Company (TFC) received the 2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of their success in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. The 2020 award was presented virtually on the IMTS Network on September 15, by Harry Moser, Founder and President of the Reshoring Initiative. The award honors companies that have effectively reshored products, parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating, casting or machining, including additive manufacturing. It is made possible by the Reshoring Initiative, the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).

Founded in 1967 with a facility built originally from recycled materials, Trenton Forging has been an innovative leader in the forging industry ever since. TFC earned the award by winning a large contract from a Japanese tier 1 supplier to a U.S.-based Japanese automaker, defeating an offshore forging house. That’s a tough sell!

“Trenton Forging is a tried and true American family-owned business, and we take pride in providing the quality and integrity required to mark its products “Made in USA,” said Dane Moxlow, Director of Market/Process Innovation at Trenton. “We have battled with offshoring for decades, as most U.S. manufacturers have. This product line is a win for Trenton, and a win for American manufacturing. It is an honor to be recognized and awarded the 2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award.”

Die-Tech & Engineering is a family-owned business located in Wyoming, Michigan. Die-Tech manufactures quality plastic injection molds and die cast dies known for speed and the appropriate use of advanced technology. Die-Tech was chosen for the award because molds and dies are complex, labor-intensive products that many assume are not competitively produced here.

 “We are happy to be recognized for our participation in reshoring efforts by our customers. Die-Tech has focused on working with customers trying to bring work back onshore by supporting them with cost-effective tooling solutions, often providing higher-level tooling solutions than their offshore competition can provide,” said Bill Berry, president and owner of Die-Tech & Engineering. “Our ability to collaborate with customers on quick-delivery complex tooling solutions was highlighted by our ability to supply tooling for the production of ventilator components in days, not the expected weeks or months at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. We are proud to be an example of what the U.S. supply chain model can accomplish.”

OEMs and contract manufacturers are encouraged to apply by June 30, 2021 for the 2021 National Metalworking Reshoring Award.

“Reshoring 2010 thru 2019 totaled over 700,000 jobs, about six percent of total U.S. manufacturing employment, rebuilding the supply chain,” said Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. “Our goal is to reshore millions more jobs.”


The Reshoring Initiative, founded in early 2010, helps manufacturers realize that local production, in some cases, reduces their total cost of ownership of purchased parts and tooling. The Initiative also trains suppliers how to sell against lower priced offshore competitors.
The Precision Metalforming Association, an inaugural sponsor of the National Reshoring Award, is the full-service trade association representing the North American metalforming industry—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its more than 800 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry.
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents U.S.-based providers of manufacturing technology – the advanced machinery, devices, and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive. Located in McLean, VA, near the nation’s capital, AMT acts as the industry’s voice to speed the pace of innovation, increase global competitiveness, and develop manufacturing’s advanced workforce of tomorrow. With extensive expertise in industry data and intelligence, as well as a full complement of international business operations, AMT offers its members an unparalleled level of support. AMT also produces IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.

The National Tooling and Machining Association is the voice for the precision manufacturing and tool and die industries in the United States. Backed by nearly 1,300 member companies, representing more than $30 billion in sales, NTMA provides an array of benefits to members and the industry including advocacy in Washington, training and education programs and networking events nationwide.
IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show - The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2022 will run Sept. 12-17. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology as well as connecting the industry’s supply chain. IMTS attracts visitors from every level of industry and more than 117 countries. IMTS 2018 was the largest in number of registrations (129,415), net square feet of exhibit space (1,424,232 sq. ft.), booths (2,123) and exhibiting companies (2,563). IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
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